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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Needham.

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Around Needham ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northwest of Needham. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Needham and has a population of 7,000 people.

For comparison, Needham has a population of 89 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Needham and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,773   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,231   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   912   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heidelberg (MS)   [Map]   684   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,555   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,189   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sandersville (MS)   [Map]   719   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   1,021   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,944   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aquilla   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bladon Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bolinger   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Choctaw City   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cromwell   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cullomburg   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Gilbertown   [Map]   203   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jachin   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lisman   [Map]   498   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Melvin   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morvin   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Putnam   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Silas   [Map]   426   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Toxey   [Map]   129   S   5 miles [8 km]
Junction City (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Needham, please visit our County-by-County Page for Needham.

Choctaw County ...

Needham is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Needham ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Creek (MS) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Needham   [Map]
Gilbertown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Acres   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Land   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lou   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Melvin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pierces Springs (MS) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Ridge (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Riderwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Water Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Needham.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Needham. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Needham. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Needham ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Needham.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ESE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   41 miles [66 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Needham.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Needham. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   142 miles [228.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   149 miles [239.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   231 miles [371.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   89 miles [143.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   95 miles [152.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WNW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ESE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   41 miles [66 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hesler - Noble Fld.   (LUL/KLUL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Needham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Needham.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Needham. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Needham) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Needham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Needham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Needham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9870, Longitude: -88.3366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Needham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Needham), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Needham.